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Shift to more apartments and urban living sees fall in size of average home

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Just over half of all dwellings completed in Dublin were apartments and that proportion rose to more than 90pc in the city centre.

Just over half of all dwellings completed in Dublin were apartments and that proportion rose to more than 90pc in the city centre.

Just over half of all dwellings completed in Dublin were apartments and that proportion rose to more than 90pc in the city centre.

Our homes are shrinking. New homes completed so far this year are almost a third smaller than their equivalent 10 years ago.

That is only partly accounted for by the fact that a new home is now more likely to be an apartment than previously. Single houses have fallen in size by 25pc and houses in schemes of two or more units by 14pc.

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) findings point to a move towards higher-density living, which is encouraged as it makes better use of available land and reduces the sprawl that leads to long commutes and congestion.